Like most international communities, people are very transient. One day you see them and the next their gone. No, not dead necessarily but perhaps off to the next international destination or maybe back home. Well, with the transient mood in most places comes complacency and the blindness of the reality of the community … Continue reading Do you feel “stuck”in your International Community?
This week, I heard Rudi Giuliani state that the Black Lives Matter movement is racist and emphasized his critique that all lives matter as his radical announcement that black folks are somehow irrelevant. Come on, the Mayor for the largest demographically diverse city? It looks like his panties are in a bit of a bunch! Get over … Continue reading Rudi Giuliani’s insensitive comment/”Black Lives Matter is racist!”
I'm back with my baby!!! Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers and words of encouragement. I can't believe we were away from each other for such a long time...but God is good and we back together and at it again. Already, this summer has been chock full of "stuff"- family visits, sightseeing-you … Continue reading I’m back with my baby!
The last week of school...ahhhh. What can I say... I made it. I know, I can give you the infamous woe is me speech but I won't. Initially, I doubted my capability to handle the transition, primarily from an emotional perspective since I knew that my son wouldn’t be joining me this year. I tell … Continue reading Don’t give up!
Bringing my son has been the topic of conversation in my head for the last 6 months or so. Yes, at times, I do talk to myself, who doesn't? Honestly speaking, I try to channel those thoughts to God, however, I'm human so I slip at times. Maybe it's not meant for him Initially, there … Continue reading So I decided…
When I first arrived in Uganda, I witnessed a lot of white families with Ugandan children on their hips or by their sides, aimlessly tagging along. I would see such instances during my U.S. Embassy visits, most local spots or even at the markets. My initial thought was to frown at the scenario in sheer … Continue reading Should white families adopt African children?
My first Mother's Day without my son...what a strange feeling but...I made it. My heart is warm knowing that this time apart is allowing him to bond with his dad. My reflections about my struggles, challenges, triumphs and victories keep me encouraged and focused on the important aspects of being mother. Although times have been … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
If you read my last post, I highlighted some of the benefits of raising African-American children overseas. In hindsight, I’ve also experienced situations that weren’t so pleasant. They were more like stark splashes of reality that kept my third eye open and aware. This post is about some of the disadvantages to raising African-American children … Continue reading Disadvantages to raising black children abroad
I recently interviewed Murray Shiraz, a spoken word enthusiast in Kampala. I met Murray through a Facebook connect before arriving here due to my interest in developing productive relationships with intellectually motivated individuals who have a direct and positive impact on the empowerment of the Kampala community. Through his culture awareness, youth appreciation and love … Continue reading Interview exclusive: The power of the spoken word…
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to speak with two young Ugandan girls during my completely random visit to the Bahai Temple right here in Kampala. The Bahai temple is the only one of its kind on the continent. Read all about it if you are as clueless as I was before I actually did … Continue reading A new project idea…chats with the Ms.